"Bit overrated, but not too bad..."2.5 starson by AsgardGuardian
Pros: Compact design and crammed full of features
Cons: Outdated maps, short battery life, and annoying Bluetooth
Summary: When I bought it and started using it, it was fantastic. I was very impressed with all the features that come with it and the maps seem to be pretty up- to- date.
After about a month, I began to get annoyed with it. The maps are so hopelessly outdated; telling me to take a road that has long ago become more of a hiking trail... behind a warehouse! The features are actually pretty useless.
Keeping the GPS plugged in with the unit off slowly kills the battery's life. So what good is having a picture viewer? Are you going to look at pictures while you're driving?!
The Bluetooth... oh God the Bluetooth. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee so it's not very noisy inside, though it may not be the quietest. But the volume isn't loud enough for me to hear when I'm on the phone with somebody. Plus, there is no background noise filter. Then if I get out of the car with the GPS on and I have a call coming in, even if I click [Activate Handset], the GPS will keep taking over. Then I sit there wondering what happened... like the AT&T commercial! Granted, the GPS is smart enough to shut up when I'm on the phone, just giving text directions rather than voice, but it's still annoying.
Also, the Detour feature that is available only actually gives one other alternate route.
Lastly, whether you pick shortest distance or the shortest time directions, they're usually the same. Yes, the same stupid route that no local person would ever take. It gave me directions from Jacksonville, FL ro Atlanta, GA. It turned my 7- hour trip into a 9 1/2 hour trip by taking me through all these country roads where I was stuck pickup trucks traveling 40 MPH below the speed limit.
I would have given the nuvi 360 a worse rating except for the fact that this is the best for your money. But, I wouldn't buy this again.